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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Restricted Data Files

Metadata Updated: July 26, 2023

Restricted Data Files Available at the Data Centers Researchers and users with approved research projects can access restricted data files that have not been publicly released for reasons of confidentiality at the AHRQ Data Center in Rockville, Maryland. Qualified researchers can also access restricted data files through the U.S. Census Research Data Center (RDC) network ( -- Scroll down the page and click on the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) link.) For information on the RDC research proposal process and the data sets available, read AHRQ-Census Bureau agreement on access to restricted MEPS data.

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Restricted: This dataset can only be accessed or used under certain conditions. License: See this page for license information.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023
Publisher Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health & Human Services
Identifier f55380d9-8356-4d7a-97b2-ce8764053f29
Data First Published 2012-10-24
Data Last Modified 2023-07-25
Public Access Level restricted public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 009:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
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Data Dictionary
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Harvest Source Title
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Program Code 009:073
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash b46786483cd284f5ec60dbe8257cb26279f2ca34
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1996-01-01T00:00:00-05:00/2012-12-31T00:00:00-05:00

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